We’re on the bus back from skiing at Brundage Ski Resort in McCall, ID. It was a really fun and adventure-packed day of skiing, sliding, and spending time with everyone. Once we all got our rental gear, we split into three groups by ability level for lessons in the morning.
Our instructor was an awesome German lady who took us to all the cool spots on the mountain. We did this one trail called Hidden Valley twice with her. To get there, you take a narrow path with moguls and jumps to the top of a cliff-like spot. From there to the bottom it’s a choose your own adventure through the woods on hundreds of different combinations of trails.
It was nerve wracking the first time down, but felt so good to get to the bottom and look back. After our lesson, we had lunch in the lodge, stretched out a bit and took a group run down together.
The weather for the whole day was very weird. At the base of the mountain it was drizzling on and off, and it was full on snowing at the summit. Once we passed about 5000ft on the lifts we were in the clouds and it was really foggy. It was very disorienting to ski in the fog, but as we went further and further down the trails, the visibility got much better. The weather didn’t ruin the day though, just made it more exciting.
With my History teacher Lee, a group of 8 of us checked out the other side of the mountain on a bunch of different runs. We went off some jumps in the terrain parks as well as on the sides of the trails which was awesome!
For our last run of the day, we went back to Hidden Valley with most of the group.
Backat the lodge, most of us got matching Brundage sweaters/sweatshirts that we’re all going to wear tonight.
I hope you enjoy the photos, I’ll try to take more at the mountain when it’s nicer tomorrow. We’re supposed to get a bunch of powder overnight so conditions should be great tomorrow!